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The Hunchback of Notre Dame  

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Choreography
victor-marie hugo
Stage
Seno Kappa, Goshino Yukie
Costume
Byeong-joo Yu
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love, intrigue, and death...
the hunchback of notre dame
the story takes place in paris during the renaissance period. hugo’s novel about quasimodo’s undying love for the enchanting gypsy esmeralda and the intrigue and sorrow of the characters was first premiered in london in 1884 as la esmeralda by jules perrot, the choreographer of “giselle.”
this repertoire, choreographed by ishida taneo (tokyo city ballet, 1971), was first premiered to korean audience in 1987 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the founding of the korea national ballet. it was restaged the next year after its huge success in 1987.

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